Agent of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Mina Raiola has shared some insight on his French client ahead of his side Manchester derby with league holders Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
The Italian-born Dutch agent, who also represents a number of well known players, including Zlatan Ibrahimović, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Mario Balotelli, aimed to push his comments into the media face by making a stunning statement about Pogba’s relationship with Jose Mourinho.
Pogba and Mourinho, per hearsay, had a fractious relationship for most of 2018 which came to disagreeable peak following the Red Devils’ exit to Derby County in the Carabao Cup, where the duo gave each other somewhat of a disgruntled look on the training ground.
However, Raiola has told Rai Sport:
“He [Pogba] has mended his relationship with Mourinho.”
Pogba’s agent statement comes after the World Cup winner helped his side to a marvelous comeback against Juventus in the Champions League, where Man United came from a goal down to win 2-1 in Turin, but Raiola was also quick to mention the midfielder still loves the Series A title holders.
“He is more serene because he feels important in Manchester. Even if Turin has remained in his heart.”
United fans are sweating on the midfielder’s fitness ahead of their Derby on Sunday afternoon as Pogba was forced to train indoors and not on the grass with the first-team squad in the build-up as they prepare for their derby clash, but him getting fit for this match will give United fans a timely boost ahead of one of the biggest matches of this season.
However, Manchester United winning on Sunday will not only depend on Pogba’s fitness but rather, they will need him and Mourinho coming to terms together to beat Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions, but if not, United might end up as losers.